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The cleanup is on in Atlantic Canada, after raging floodwaters washed out roads and cut off communities in an unprecedented storm. Ross Lord reports on the damage, and how RCMP came to the rescue of a couple and their dog in Newfoundland and Labrador.
One hundred and thirty children in P.E.I. received the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday — the first day the shot was available to five to 11-year-olds. A pediatric vaccine clinic was held at the County Fair Mall in Summerside, P.E.I. "I think it's important because it can help protect others," said 10-year-old Alex DesRoche. "I was worried that I'd get COVID and spread it to my papa … because he has cancer." Her mom, Robin DesRosche, is happy to have gotten her daughter vaccinated. "At any point in ti
Alberta reported 379 new COVID-19 cases Thursday and the death of one person. There are now 4,969 active cases in the province, down from 5,033 Wednesday. As of Thursday's update, there were 465 people in hospital, including 98 in intensive care. Since the start of the pandemic, 3,232 Albertans have died from the disease. Here's a look at case numbers by zone: Calgary zone: 1,880 Edmonton zone: 1,119 North zone: 837 Central zone: 712 South zone: 413 Unknown: 8 On Friday, vaccinations get underwa
ZURICH (AP) — Soccer’s lawmakers moved Thursday to make permanent the pandemic-era option of using five substitutes and dropped a proposal to let halftime be extended to 25 minutes. The International Football Association Board (IFAB) announced the updates to go to its decision-making annual meeting on March 4-5 in Zurich. In May 2020, high-level competitions were given the choice to allow teams five replacements in a 90-minute game. It was to help manage players’ health and workload in pending f
While COVID-19 has greatly affected post-secondary students and institutions across Canada, new research shows the pandemic has resulted in only a small decline in international student enrolments nationwide. This is especially the case for students applying for study permits to the Yukon, with international student enrolment at Yukon University — the first in Canada's North — now returning to pre-pandemic levels. The study was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Can
Anan Lololi pulls leafy bunches of kale from the cold November ground at the Ujamaa Farm in North York. "To make some kale juice," the executive director of Afri-Can FoodBasket suggests, moving on to rows of vegetables used in the Caribbean dish callaloo. "We put this in the food basket because we want to make sure they get the chance to eat some healthy, organic food," Lololi said. The non-profit has been campaigning for food justice for Black Torontonians since the 1990s and Lololi began runni
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There were smiles, some tears and hundreds of Band-Aids plastered on little arms as Alberta's COVID-19 vaccination clinics opened their doors to children Friday. Appointments for Pfizer-BioNTech's pediatric vaccine began Friday morning. Thousands of children were booked to get shots on the first day of the rollout. As of 8 a.m., 62,739 pediatric appointments for children ages 5 to 11 had been booked across the province, Alberta Health said. There are 2,057 appointments booked for Friday in Edmon
The World Health Organization has classified the new COVID-19 variant found in South Africa, 'Omicron'. As concerns grow about the 'highly transmissible' variant, the Canadian government has introduced travel restrictions and a ban on foreign nationals coming into the country from seven African countries.
The Nova Scotia government has released the long-delayed recovery plan for the mainland moose and while it will take time, the minister responsible says he believes it can be done. Released Thursday, the plan follows years of starts and stops as previous governments were taken to task by the auditor general and taken to court by members of the public for those delays. Natural Resources and Renewables Minister Tory Rushton said in an interview Friday that work would begin right away. "Not just do
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WINNIPEG — Seconds before getting her first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, Ava Meconse grabbed her mom's hand and squeezed her eyes shut. Within moments, the vaccine was administered and a sense of relief washed over the family. Ava, 10, was one of the first 100 kids in Manitoba who received the pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine after shipments arrived this week. Renata Meconse called the day an important one for her family, her daughter and their elders. "It's something I've been waiting for a lon
COVID-19 vaccines for kids aged five to 11 in Iqaluit will start to be administered Nov. 29. Nunavut Health Minister John Main said in a news release Friday the territory expects to receive enough doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine over the weekend to provide one dose for every eligible child in the territory. The vaccines will be available by appointment at Iqaluit Public Health. A parent or guardian will need to accompany the child to the appointment, to give consent for the vaccin
Saskatchewan's current COVID-19 public health measures — including masking rules, mandatory isolation for COVID-19-positive people, and proof of vaccination or negative test requirements for some services — have been extended into the new year, the province announced Thursday. The public health orders were set to expire on Nov. 30 but will now remain in place until at least Jan. 31, 2022. At that point, they will once again be reassessed. As Christmas approaches, the provincial government said i
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Five U.S. lawmakers met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday in a surprise one-day visit intended to reaffirm America's “rock-solid” support for the self-governing island that is claimed by China. The visit came as tensions between Taiwan and China have risen to their highest level in decades. Taiwan has been self-ruled since the two sides split during a civil war in 1949, but China considers the island part of its own territory. China was quick to condemn the tr
A man was fatally shot in a residential neighbourhood of Scarborough early Friday, Toronto police say. Officers were called to the area of Sheppard Avenue East and Meadowvale Road around 2:15 a.m. after people reported hearing gunshots. They found the victim with "obvious injuries," police said. Officers and paramedics tried to revive the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. In a news release issued Friday afternoon, police identified the victim as 25-year-old Toronto
Kids and parents braved the rain, cold and needles on Thursday as the COVID-19 vaccination effort for the five-to-11 age cohort ramped up, with clinics across the country starting to offer kids their first doses. Many lined up in on-and-off drizzle outside a north Toronto walk-in clinic.
For the first time in weeks, the N.W.T. is reporting no new cases of COVID-19. In a news release on Friday, the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer says the number of active cases in the territory dropped to 35, from 42 on Thursday. This continues a downward trend that begun on Nov. 16. Of the active cases, 28 are in Tuktoyaktuk, four are in Dettah, Ndilǫ and Yellowknife, one is in Inuvik, one is in Norman Wells and one in Hay River and K'atl'odeeche First Nation. On Thursday, health offic
Just as one storm system winds down, the next is ready to ramp up, with already vulnerable parts of British Columbia set to see more heavy rain this weekend.
A fatal crash near McLure, B.C. on Wednesday afternoon saw four vehicles collide in snowy conditions, leaving one person dead and three others injured. The RCMP says the incident happened at 3 p.m. PT on Nov. 24 on Highway 5 north of Kamloops. The incident left the highway closed overnight, only reopening on Thursday morning. Investigators say two transport trucks collided head-on, with two other vehicles also involved in the crash. A passenger in the northbound truck, who was a senior in her 70